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Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison is Technical Editor at PC Advisor, responsible for writing and editing product reviews as well as overseeing the testing of PCs and laptops for the magazine's monthly charts section. When not at his office desk, Andrew can be found probing the latest tech in the IDG test lab, devising novel ways to evaluate products.

He has a broad interest and experience in computer technology from routers and networking to open-source, Macintosh and Windows systems. Prior to PC Advisor, Andrew worked in technical editing positions in specialist hi-fi and music publications.

 

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Articles by Andrew Harrison


Features: 
HP takes on Apple with Envy

Hewlett Packard must have looked upon the success of Apple's MacBook range with envious eyes. Its unashamed copycat tactics have resulted in two…

Review: 
Medion Akoya E1311 review

Medion's new E1311 netbook rises above the crowd with its 11.6in higher resolution screen and AMD processors.

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CCL Intel i5 Gamer review

Intel has trickled down Core i7 processor technology to the new Core i5, forming the heart of this gaming PC from CCL Computers.

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Quaduro Quadpad 2 review

Meet Quaduro System's Quadpad 2, a 10in tablet PC that may find use in industry and luxury home automation systems.

News: 
Netbooks group test: 8 laptops rated

Lengthy battery life, limited specs and a light chassis characterise the average netbook. But PC Advisor finds that not all fit the mould, in our…

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Norton 2010 security software

Protection is the priority for Symantec this year, in the annual roll-out of updates for its Norton range of security software. (See: Symantec…

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Dell Inspiron Mini 10v review

The Dell Mini 10 netbook is also available as a cheaper version, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10v, starting at £199.

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Advent AIO101 review

An ATI graphics card and a mysterious new AMD processor upgrade the AIO100 into the Advent AIO101 all-in-one PC

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PC Specialist Aurelia Media Centre review

PC Specialist's Aurelia is a compact Windows media centre PC that tracks the design of the Apple Mac mini.

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Snow in August

It was in 2001 that Apple and Microsoft unveiled their respective new pride-and-joys - each had shiny new operating systems. In the one corner was…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


Features: 
SSD vs SSHD: which is the best hard drive to buy?

Reliability of SSD technology has greatly improved since SSDs first became available in the late 2000s. Now we can expect to see an SSD last at…

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Asus ZenBook UX305F review: Asus gets in there first with attractive Intel Core M ultraportable laptop

A laptop with a flakey trackpad is never going to get full marks. Acer had similar problems with its Aspire V3-371, proving you really can ruin a…

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HP 255 G3 review: with decent keyboard, trackpad and display for only £200 the HP is a good budget Windows laptop

Mr Athow, many thanks for stopping by with that correction.Coincidence or conspiracy? With apologies to Heinlein, you may have attributed…

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Sennheiser Momentum Black review: bloated bass-focused headphone

Thank you PVPSAAAAN for that accolade. I'm... humbled. Does the author of the most-biased-review-on-the-internet get an award to show for it? Even…

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WD LiveWire review

Hi Lyndon It was confirmed as true that the WD LiveWire only has 10/100 ethernet ports. And Western Digital is not alone in putting in…

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Google Android: freephone toll

Hi SamDe, care to elaborate on your comment? I'd welcome any feedback for factual inaccuracies I may inadvertently have made. Thanks, Andrew…

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Google Android: freephone toll

Not necessarily – in our group test of 25 Android anti-malware apps, there were three products that identified 90% or more of the malware samples.…

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iPad review

Hi Oliver, thanks for the post – I hadn't heard that story about iOS crashing more than Android. And a story I believe it to be, based on my own…

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iPad review

Withholding tech? Care to expand? It doesn't need to match competitors; if they want to make a viable tablet then it's they that need to catch up…

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Quiet PC Serenity Z68 Gamer Xtreme review

We have now heard back from Quiet PC, which informed us that the price of some sub-components had increased and these were automatically but…

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